Monday, January 9, 2012

Rockets make a trade

Will they, or won't they?
Last season at the deadline, Kelowna Rockets GM Bruce Hamilton sat idly by.
Despite many fans believing he should trade 19 year-old defenceman Tyson Barrie, Hamilton was committed to having the Victoria resident remain with the team for his entire WHL career.

In 2010, Hamilton was much more active sending Kyle Verdino to Swift Current, obtaining the rights to Colton Sissons and acquiring Dallas Jackson from Prince George.
In 2009, Hamilton acquired Ian Duval from Moose Jaw for Jesse Paradis and Riley Grantham from the Warriors for Dylan Hood.
In 2008, again the Rockets did not make a deal on trade deadline day.
No question it will be a busy day for all 22 WHL GM's as they try to improve their teams, either short term or long term.

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